Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 179–185 | Cite as

Two new species of the quill mite genus Aulobia Kethley, 1970 (Acari, Syringophilidae) associated with sunbirds (Passeriformes, Nectariniidae)

  • Maciej Skoracki
  • Eliza Głowska


Two new quill mite species parasitizing sunbirds (Nectariniidae) are described: Aulobia nectariniae sp. nov. from the Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis (L.), from the Black Sunbird Leptocoma sericea (Lesson), and Aulobia anthreptes sp. nov. from Plain-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis. The family Nectariniidae is a new host group for syringophilid mites.


Acari Syringophilidae quill mites ectoparasites Nectariniidae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Animal MorphologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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